Alice Taylor's books have made her almost as beloved among Irish-Americans as St. Patrick himself. With nearly a million copies of her books in print internationally, she continues to be the most popular writer in Ireland today. Country Days, her newest volume of glorious reminiscences of life in Eire, is now finally available in paperback. Like its predecessors -- including the classic To School Through the Fields -- it is filled with character and characters, delicious sensory memories, and stories remembered with whimsy and warmth. It may well be Taylor's best book yet.